The private sector responds to the epidemic: Debswana - a global benchmark


Barnett, T; Fantan, T; Mbakile, B; Whiteside, A; (2002) The private sector responds to the epidemic: Debswana - a global benchmark. Technical Report. United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

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Abstract

This report describes the response of the Debswana Diamond Company in Botswana to the HIV epidemic among its workers. The company began with a small-scale study, and then mounted a major education and awareness campaign. Later the company appointed full-time AIDS program coordinators and developed its HIV/AIDS management policy. The report discusses the company’s institutional audit of susceptibility and vulnerability to HIV, and the resulting HIV/AIDS policy, which includes a new company-wide HIV/AIDS strategy, restructuring of employee benefits to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS, strategy for providing anti-retroviral drugs, and regular evaluation and measurement of the company’s programs as well as HIV/AIDS impact indicators.

Item Type: Monograph
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Global Health and Development
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1692254

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